Algonquin Park’s interpretive walking trails are available for day outings. Each trail is designed to explore a different aspect of Algonquin and each has a Trail Guide booklet. Trail Guide booklets are available at trail heads from late spring to early fall. Trail Guide booklets are always available through The Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstores.

Please note:  A valid Park permit is required for all trail use.

  • Barron Canyon Day Trail

    Barron Canyon Trail is a 1.5 km loop trail that lead along the north rim of the spectacular, 100 m deep Barron Canyon and then returning to the parking lot. Please remember that this trail visits a very high, unfenced cliff top from which a fall would be fatal. You may also explore the Barron Canyon by canoe by accessing the canyon from the Brigham Lake Parking Lot and/or the Barron River Parking Lot

    Length: 1.5 km

    Location: Barron Canyon Trail is located at km 29.0 of the Barron Canyon Road, 11 km north of the Sand Lake Gate.

  • Bat Lake Day Trail

    Bat Lake is a 5.6 km loop trail that introduces you to basic Algonquin Park ecology while visiting a beautiful hemlock stand, a fine lookout, and acidic Bat Lake.

    Length: 5.6 km

    Location: Bat Lake Trail is located at km 30 of Highway 60

  • Beaver Pond Day Trail

    Beaver Pond Trail is a 2.0 km loop trail that yields excellent views of two beaver ponds while the guide provides an introduction to Algonquin’s fascinating beaver pond ecology.

    Length: 2.0 km

    Location: Beaver Pond Trail is located at km 45.2 of Highway 60.

  • Big Pines Day Trail

    Big Pines Trail is a 2.9 km long, fairly level loop trail that visits spectacularly large, old growth White Pine and the remains of an 1880s logging camp. The guide discusses pine ecology and Park logging hist.

    Length: 2.9 km

    Location: Big Pines Trail is located at [km 40.3 of Highway 60.]

  • Booth’s Rock Day Trail

    Booth’s Rock Trail is a 5.1 km loop trail that visits two lakes and a spectacular lookout, returning via an abandoned railway. The guide discusses man’s impact on the Park.

    Length: 5.1 km

    Location: Booth’s Rock Trail is located 9 km south of km 40.3 of Highway 60.

  • Brent Crater Day Trail

    Brent Crater Trail is a 2.0 km loop near the Cedar Lake – Brent Access Point that allows scenic views and exploration of the Brent meteorite crater, on the the world’s most famous fossil meteorite craters. Visitors can descend into the present floor of the crater before looping back to the observation tower overlooking the crater rim. The observation tower can also be accessed by a small parking lot off the Brent Road at km 32.

    Length: 2.0 km

    Location: Brent Crater Trail is located 32 km south of the Highway 17 on the Brent Road. The Brent Crater Trail is 8 km north of the Cedar Lake – Brent Access Point.

  • Centennial Ridges Day Trail

    Centennial Ridges Trail is a very demanding 10 km loop trail that affords spectacular viewing along two high ridges. The guide discusses contributions of selected people to the Park over its first century.

    Length: 10.0 km

    Location: Centennial Ridges Trail is located at km 37.6 of Highway 60, with secondary access also from the Coon Lake Campground.

  • Hardwood Lookout Day Trail

    Hardwood Lookout Trail is a 0.8 km trail introducing you to the ecology of a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a fine view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding hills.

    Length: 0.8 km

    Location: Hardwood Lookout Trail is located at km13.8 of Highway 60.

  • Hemlock Bluff Day Trail

    Hemlock Bluff Trail is a 3.5 km loop trail leads through mixed forest to an impressive view of Jack Lake. The guide presents results of research in Algonquin.

    Length: 3.5 km

    Location: Hemlock Bluff Trail is located at km 27.2 of Highway 60.

  • Jack Pine Day Trail

    Jack Pine Trail is a 1.6 km trail that takes you to the location where the famous Tom Thomson painting The Jack Pine was sketched. This trail begins and ends at the Achray Campground.

    Length: 1.6 km

    Location: The Jack Pine Trail is located in the Achray Campground.

  • Logging Museum Day Trail

    This loop trail and exhibits summarizes the logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy-to-walk 1.3-kilometre trail, a recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an “alligator” are among the many exhibits on display.

    Length: 1.3 km

    Location: Algonquin Logging Museum Trail is located at the Algonquin Logging Museum at km 54.5 of Highway 60

  • Lookout Day Trail

    Lookout Trail is a 1.9 km loop trail that is fairly steep and rugged, but rewards the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin. This guide discusses the geology of the Park.

    Length: 1.9 km

    Location: Lookout Trail is located at km 39.7 of Highway 60.

  • Mizzy Lake Day Trail

    Mizzy Lake Trail is an 11 km trail that requires an early start and a full day to do properly. It visits nine ponds and small lakes and affords some of the best chances to see wildlife in the . No dogs (pets) are permitted on this trail.

    Length: 11 km

    Location: Mizzy Lake Trail is located at km 15.4 of Highway 60.

  • Mizzy Lake Day Trail

    Mizzy Lake Trail is an 11 km trail that requires an early start and a full day to do properly. It visits nine ponds and small lakes and affords some of the best chances to see wildlife in the . No dogs (pets) are permitted on this trail.

    Length: 11 km

    Location: Mizzy Lake Trail is located at km 15.4 of Highway 60.

  • Spruce Bog Boardwalk Day Trail

    Spruce Bog Boardwalk contains several boardwalk sections in this 1.5 km loop trail that give you an excellent close-up look of two typical northern spruce bogs. The guide discusses their ecology.

    Length: 1.5 km

    Location: Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail is located at km 42.5 of Highway 60.

  • Peck Lake Day Trail

    Peck Lake Trail is a 1.9 km loop trail goes completely around the shoreline of Peck Lake. The guide explores the ecology of a typical Algonquin lake.

    Length: 1.9 km

    Location: Peck Lake Trail is located at km 19.2 of Highway 60.

  • Track & Tower Day Trail

    Track and Tower Trail is a 7.7 km loop featuring a spectacular lookout over Cache Lake, this trail introduces you to some fascinating history. A 5.5 km optional side trip follows an abandoned railway to Mew Lake.

    Length: 7.7 km

    Location: Track and Tower Trail is located at km 25.0 of Highway 60.

  • Two Rivers Day Trail

    Two Rivers Trail is a 2.1 km loop trail includes an easy ascent to a pine-clad cliff, and introduces the importance of change in the natural forest of Algonquin.

    Length: 2.1 km

    Location: Two Rivers Trail is located at km 31.0 of Highway 60.

  • Whiskey Rapids Day Trail

    Whiskey Rapids Trail is a 2.1 km loop trail leads along the Oxtongue River to scenic Whiskey Rapids. The trail guide discusses the ecology and history of an Algonquin river.

    Length: 2.1 km

    Location: Whiskey Rapids Trail is located at km 7.2 of Highway 60.